05th April 2017

IT Risk & Assurance Senior

Reference: PROF - 8587

Location: Belfast Job Type: Permanent Date Posted: 05/04/2017

IT Risk & Assurance – Senior

Our client is one of the Global Big 4 firms, they take great pride in the work they deliver for their prestigious clients and understand that a professional, motivated and committed team delivers the projects that satisfy client requirements.
Business wins mean they now wish to add to the team in Belfast and appoint to the position of IT Risk & Assurance Senior.

About The Role

This is a great opportunity to join the group, whose objective is to provide technology risk services to clients. The group provides a number of advisory services to clients. Core to the teams’ services is the provision of IT audit support for the firm’s financial audit clients. This involves assessing the IT control environment in the context of the financial audit risk and may involve the utilisation of computer assisted audit techniques.

The role will involve working closing within the team to provide a range of the services outlined above. The successful candidate should expect to work fifty percent of their time working with the financial audit teams in providing the annual IT audit services. There is also close involvement with the Risk group who focus on the provision of internal audit services.

You will be part of a pool of specialists and the reporting line will be to the manager(s) responsible for each assignment. One manager will be responsible for your mentoring, performance assessment and career development. As part of the group, you will be expected to develop specialist expertise and actively market the services to clients and non clients.

The majority of the assignments are performed within the Belfast area, although some travel to locations around Ireland and in the UK should be anticipated. There are also opportunities to work on international assignments.


The firm will provide comprehensive training, which will build on your existing skills.
The training available includes:

· Financial audit IT support

· IT security and data privacy

· Project management

· Business continuity planning

· Operating systems (Windows, Unix, AS/400)

· ERP applications (SAP, Oracle JDE)

· Management skills

· Report writing

· Marketing and sales

Qualifications/skills you’ll need as a Senior:

*Business or accounting qualification and have strong experience in IT auditing. This is likely to have been gained in external audit, internal audit, IT consulting or within an IT department.
*Passion for growing your career in an IT Risk discipline. It is desirable that you have experience supporting audit teams through the provision of IT control reviews and the utilisation of computer assisted audit tools such as ACL or Monarch.
*The role will require strong IT / business risk and control assessment skills. You should be comfortable working in an IT environment and be interested in further developing this area of your expertise.
*A financial auditor who is interested in switching to an IT audit career would be of interest to us.
*Strong commercial awareness with ability to understand IT / business environments and identify risks / solutions.
*Proven track record of outstanding performance and display a high level of people and business skills.

Please submit your application or call the specialist consultant in Abacus Recruitment on 028 9031 3157 for a confidential career discussion or explore other jobs in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dublin or London.

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Eoin Fleming

Eoin Fleming

Team Leader, Accountancy Recruitment Consultant

028 9099 8455

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